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FTV interviews Ma Ying-jeou, Part 3 of about 8

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Uploaded on Dec 31, 2008

On the night of December 9, 2008, Taiwan's Formosa Television (FTV/民視) interviewed Taiwan's president, Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九).

Picking up where we left off, Ma was just telling the viewers about the possibilities of "great misunderstandings."

Listen to him make excuses for his undeveloped policies and how he will be satisfied if they succeed by some quirk of nature.

Can Ma tell us what kind of standards he has for officials in his government? It seems they aren't the same kinds of standards he and his party held for members of the Chen Shui-bian government.

Let's see what Ma says about why he didn't meet with the protesters from the Wild StrawBerries Student Movement. He says that 172 police were injured in protests, and he implies that few protesters were hurt.

The vast majority of the protesters who were hurt (kids, old men, a female DPP legislator who had her arm broken by a cop, a DPP city council member who was punched in the face by a cop, a woman whose finger was dislocated as police snatched a flag from her, and so many more...) were nonviolent. Someone needs to be held responsible for that, but arrogant Mr. Ma doesn't think his police leaders need to step down.

Read more here:
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front...
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front...
http://www.yuyen.tw/2008/11/blog-post...

The very next night after this interview, police violently removed the Wild StrawBerries from their protest location at Liberty Square. Some Tibetans who were conducting their own protest nearby were taken away and dropped off in remote locations in serious violation of their human rights.

Read more about that here:
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front...

Here's video:
http://taiwanstudentmovement2008.blog...

View Part 1 of the interview here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJpWGI...

View Part 2 of the interview here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJYP-x...

Tags: Taiwan 台灣 Ma Ying-jeou 馬英九 interview 訪問 Formosa Television FTV 民視 Taiwan Matters 台灣時事

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